The latest children’s character to be ‘cancelled’ is Dumbo after Disney+ removed the film from its children’s profiles, but why?
Last week, children’s author Dr. Seuss was ‘cancelled’ after people began uncovering ‘racist’ undertones in his books, and six of his books will now no longer be published due to “racist and insensitive imagery”.
This started a movement that saw a number of other children’s books, films and characters being ‘cancelled’ too, including Curious George, Miss Piggy and now Dumbo?
The popular elephant film is the latest one to become a victim of ‘cancel culture’, but why is Dumbo in hot water? Here’s everything you need to know.
The drama surrounding Dumbo all started this week when Disney+ removed the 1941 film from its children’s profiles.
This means that children under seven years old will be prohibited from watching the film on the subscription site.
Dumbo isn’t the only movie that’s being removed from children’s profiles either, with the likes of Peter Pan, Swiss Family Robinson and The Aristocats being restricted too.